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Awakening is a process where you wake up from the dream to reality. Life this way is so ordinary that it is extraordinary. One feels that is how one has always been. With his clear teachings, Sri Bhagavan answers countless of questions on Awakening and what to come. The phases we are going through, transformation and living with God.
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Awakening - Sri Amma Bhagavan

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PREFACE

Teachings are within the mind. Becoming free from the mind is enlightenment. That is when you are truly free.

This is a collection of the teaching by Sri Bhagavan from the Oneness University, India. The aim is to bring clarity to your awakening process as more and more are going through this transformation right now. It’s meant to answer commonly asked questions on awakening and to support your own process.

It is by no means an attempt to praise the Oneness Movement over any other belief or practice - and have I no personal interest of doing so. Oneness and Sri Amma Bhagavan embraces who you are as you are, regardless of your beliefs, religion, or cultural background. Oneness is rather a movement and a blessing towards a personal Awakening more than anything else. To awaken the qualities within you, becoming your highest potential. Oneness is attained within you and is not something external.

Awakening is a neurological shift happening in the brain, resulting in a shift of perception and quality of live. Oneness is a state of being, where everything is experienced as it is. You feel you are One with All That Is. There is no boundaries, no The official Oneness website is http://www.onenessuniversity.org/ thinking, no doer, no past, no future. There just is this present moment full of life. It feels very natural.

Most people by now have experienced shorter or longer periods of Oneness. And this book is a support to your Awakening process and transformation period.

I can highly recommend to compliment the teachings with actual experience of the Oneness Blessings. An Energy transfer to help promote a physical shift within you. I can say so, as I personally experienced this and observed countless of others going through this. Very fast. Suddenly it’s like a switch that is turned on.

The Oneness Movement can be found nearly in every corner of the world, and in most bigger cities. People come from all religious traditions and backgrounds. And you should be able to find Oneness groups in your nearby city. If you feel like complimenting your process with Blessings and transformative exercises.

To keep the teachings closest to the original transmission as possible. I have tried my best to only pick direct teachings from Sri Amma Bhagavan without any further interferences or corrections and only correcting simple spellings from transcriptions. I personally wanted this collection to contain the teachings directly given by Sri Amma Bhagavan. There are a few exceptions where I have included secondary sources which I believe have great value for the reader.

I’m ever grateful for the teachings, blessings, love and support. Like a bird leaving its nest with full of love and support.

Cover art by Kerstin Rikardson

Composed by Jimmi Andersen

http://getawake.org

Table of Contents

Global Awakening

Chapter 01 Oneness Movement

Vision

Next phases of Oneness

Chapter 02 Oneness University

Sri Amma Bhagavan

The Temple

Chapter 03 Oneness Phenomenon

Oneness Blessings

Oneness Meditation

Sacred Chambers

Oneness Processes

Weekly webcasts

Rituals

Moola Mantra

Chapter 04 Suffering

7 Truths to be free of suffering

Chapter 05 Awakening

Benefits of awakening

Who can become awakened

21 Conditions for awakening

Am i awakened?

Suffering after Awakening

Raising ones Consciousness

Transformation

Flowering of the Heart

Awakened One

Teachings for Awakening

Liberation Sutra

Chapter 06 Meditation

Chapter 07 Teaching can’t give you Mukthi

Chapter 08 Relationships

Listening

Understanding each-other

Parents

Four baskets

Partners

Love in relationships

Children

Parenting

Ancestors

Chapter 09 The mind

Authentic self and mind

Inner integrity

Personalities

Individualization

Taking position

Attachment

Craving

Mind chatter

Judgement

Comparison

Motivation

Concentration

Intent

React and response

Declutchment of the mind

Programs and conditionings

Free will and divine will

Choice and free will

Chapter 10 Feelings

Grateful

Love

Causeless joy

Emptiness

Laughing

Desires

Lust

Acceptance

Forgiveness

Surrender

Helplessness

Fear

Separation

Pain

Hurt and charges

Anger

Grief

Regret

Sadness and crying

Insecurity

Jealousy

Stress

Heaviness

Suffering

Chapter 11 Teachings

9 Teachings

Learning is unlearning

Interdependence

Karma

Time and space

Presence

Consciousness

Awareness

Witnessing

Spirituality is based on kundalini

Solution and dissolution

Virtue

Right action

Purpose of life

Destiny and fate

Phases of life

Birth and death

Work

Sadhana

Dark room process

Chapter 12 Health

Chapter 13 Wealth and Success

Chapter 14 Golden Age

Society

Countries

Awakened communities

Environment

Oneness care

Chapter 15 Enlightenment

Chapter 16 God-Realization

Image of God

Guidelines from God

How to pray

Talking with your Divine

Relating to your Divine

Worshipping

Divine manifestation

Sri Murthi Phenomenon

Grace

Miracles

Sacred space

Sri Amma speaks

Chapter 17 Selfless service

Chapter 18 Oneness Trainers

Chapter 19 Gratitude

GLOBAL AWAKENING

As of Jun, 2014

People Awakened are over 2,182,000

People Living in The Presence are over 3,022,000

People in Awakened States are over 1.02 billion

People experiencing The Presence are over 1.42 billion

CHAPTER 1

CORE TEACHING

When you are awakened, you feel you are empty, and then once you are filled with the Presence, you will feel completely full

There is only one Mind - the Ancient Mind. It is conditioned by separation and duality.

Your mind is not your mind, but an extension of this Ancient Mind.

Similarly, your thoughts are not your own thoughts, but downloaded from the 'thought sphere' associated with this Ancient Mind.

The sense of a separate self is generated by the neurobiological structure of the human brain.

This 'self', in experiencing itself as separate, generates cravings, aversions, comparisons and judgments, which are the core of suffering.

When the self disappears, suffering ends.

When cravings drop away, including the craving for enlightenment, you are enlightened.

When the Blessing is given, a neurobiological process begins, which leads to the dissolution of the sense of a separate, or fixed, self.

When the fixed self disappears, you experience yourself as simply a dance of personalities continually arising and passing away.

Your body is not your body. When the self disappears, your sense of ownership of the body disappears, and you experience it as a vehicle for the divine dance of consciousness. Eventually, all creation becomes your body.

The mind, based in duality, cannot be enlightened.

The self, which is an illusion, cannot be enlightened. The self is only a concept.

Enlightenment is the realization that there is no self to become enlightened!

CHAPTER 2

ONENESS MOVEMENT

This Place Exists To Set Humanity Totally and Unconditionally Free.

Oneness, a spiritual organization, founded by Sri Amma Bhagavan seeks to alleviate human suffering at its roots by awakening humanity into oneness, wherein every individual feels connected to all that is. The central understanding of Oneness is that inner transformation and awakening into higher states of consciousness is not an outcome of a mere intellectual understanding but a neurobiological process in the brain, whereby one’s experience of life is redefined at its core. This is achieved by Oneness Deeksha, which is a process of transfer of divine grace that initiates a journey into higher states of consciousness. The Deeksha is believed to affect the different lobes of the physical brain, thereby reducing stress levels and intensifying the levels of love, joy and awareness. Millions across the globe testify the calming and awakening effects of the Oneness Deeksha, which is now slowly gaining recognition as by far the easiest and most effective approach to enriching human consciousness.

Settled majestically at the foothills of the Vellikonda range on the eastern coast of South India, 80km north of the city of Chennai, lies the Oneness University.

A center for learning and growth, The Oneness University creates an atmosphere for people to learn and grow in consciousness leading to a ‘happy’ individual and family. Catering to people of every faith and all walks of life, the University represents growth and learning in both the internal and the external spheres of life.

Oneness in many regards has a highly scientific approach, quite evident in many of Sri Amma Bhagavan’s teachings and this actually comes as a relief to the many Oneness followers ranging from the younger generation and the intellectual/elite classes, who abhor blind belief and unscientific philosophy at all levels.

This kind of a vastly liberal and truly secular approach could be attributed to a very unique perception of Oneness that the founders Sri Amma Bhagavan share, who emphasize the beauty and importance of religious and cultural variety as every human being is unique and cannot discover his true self through one single path. It is therefore, Their message to the world that Oneness is not necessarily about making everyone embrace the same system of belief, doctrine or tradition but more a process of discovering the truth that is inherent in every tradition. Oneness as a concept is beautiful, as an experience is staggering.

SECTION 1

VISION OF ONENESS UNIVERSITY

TO SET HUMANITY TOTALLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY FREE

The nature of existence is bliss. It is qualified by auspicious qualities like love, compassion, connectedness and silence. Man’s consciousness is fettered by concepts, ideas, conditionings and mental constructions. Sri Amma Bhagavan say, ‘When consciousness is purged of all its contamination what remains is life, pure consciousness or God’. Hence Sri Amma Bhagavan define Awakening or Oneness as ‘liberation of life itself’.

Vision Of Oneness University explained by Bhagavan:

See you have got medical universities, engineering universities. So this university is a university for universities. That is, to make you into a true human being. Those universities give you technical knowledge. They give you specialization. But they never make you into a human being, to what you are supposed to be.

Every human being has to be enlightened. Every human being has to be God realized. This university exists to help you become enlightened, to help you become God realized. But down the line, if you've got specific problems let us say you have depression or you are insane or you've got other peculiar problems, we're prepared to delete that also.

Our hope is in course of time many such universities will emerge across the globe to cater to the needs of people all over the globe. It is to make you into a human being.

Like we have youth programs here. Why? Because the schools do not focus on making children into human beings. They only prepare them to qualify for some exams or acquire some specialized skills and in fact in the process destroy the children. Otherwise the world would not be such a bad place unless schools were doing a bad job. How could it be so terribly bad.

We can't set up schools for everybody. So what we have done is children from other schools, from other colleges or universities, they can come here. We will remove the defects that school has put into them and also give them abilities which the school should have given and has not done, and make them fully flower into human beings.

The full flowering of the human being is nothing but the flowering of the heart. Society must be so structured that the heart of the child does not wither away. But the way parents conceive children, bring them up in the womb, the way they deliver them, the hospitals and then the way they bring up the children in the schools, the colleges, societies, everything is there only to murder the child. So there are no human beings. You can use the word human beings but there are no human beings.

There was a great saint once in Madras city a century ago who used to sit in front of his house and he used to go by. He used to say, here goes a dog, here goes a fox, here goes a pig, here goes a donkey, throughout his life. Only on one occasion he said, here goes man, and that was for Ramalinga Swami who disappeared into light. Only that man qualified to be called Man by him. All the others were animals.

You see the barbarity in the world. How barbarous we are, how primitive we are. We have divided ourselves on the basis of race, on the basis of nations, cults, what not, on the basis of wealth. All kinds of division and we keep fighting.

In the name of God we divide ourselves and we keep fighting. We see wars. How many wars have we fought. Tribal wars, national wars, world wars. Finally the species has become completely mad who can behave the way we are behaving.

How could you kill a fellow human being brutally and take away his things, and the silent torture that goes on in homes: a man nagging his wife, a woman nagging her husband. Everybody exploiting wanting to dominate the other. The wife wants to dominate the husband, he wants to dominate her. Children want to dominate their parents, they want to dominate their children. Employee or employer, employer or employee.

Everywhere you turn the self is at play. What is hell? There is no other hell. So the question is a simply transformation. Make the heart flower and we'll have heaven here. There will be actually Heaven on Earth. Only then you are a human being not otherwise.

CHAPTER 3

ONENESS PHENOMENON

When judgment stops of its own accord, there is oneness with all that is.

The central understanding of Oneness is that inner transformation and awakening into higher states of consciousness is not an outcome of a mere intellectual understanding but through a shift in consciousness whereby one’s experience of life is redefined at its core. This is achieved by the process of the Oneness Blessing which is a phenomenon sourced in the deep passion and the intent of Sri Amma & Sri Bhagavan.

Oneness Blessing is an energy transfer that brings about growth in consciousness. The level of consciousness of a person determines his/her quality of life experience. For instance, one’s experience of the ongoing recession, the ability to handle misunderstanding in relationship or a daughter’s rebellious nature, what emotions surge through when diagnosed with a health problem, the level of connection with people around and the joy experienced, the intensity of passion at work etc., depend on one’s level of consciousness. As consciousness rises, there is greater awareness, joy, love, togetherness, and focus in everything that you do and experience.

The Oneness Blessing neither requires practicing a particular way of living nor is an initiation into following a new path. It does not bind one to any philosophy or ideology. It transcends religious and cultural barriers from the fact that it only chooses to awaken each to his/her own spiritual tradition by facilitating a neurobiological shift, thus making religion a matter of personal choice and convenience. Hence people belonging to any faith or age group can receive the Blessing.

HOW IS THE ONENESS BLESSING TRANSFERRED

The Oneness Blessing is given by the laying hands on the recipient’s head or sometimes through intent. In this case, the giver holds the receiver in his or her awareness for a few minutes and allows the Oneness Blessing to flow. In this way, the Oneness Blessing can be given at a distance of thousands of miles or to a large group of people all at the same time. Oneness Blessing unfolds differently in every individual as it depends on what the receiver may need it most.

BENEFITS OF THE ONENESS BLESSING

Evolution in one’s consciousness manifests as changes in all spheres of our life – health, wealth, relationships & spiritual growth. The Oneness Blessing brings about a growth in consciousness, thus heightening your life experience. The Oneness Blessing changes emotions and perceptions or helps one be free of perceptions. This shift changes one’s approach to challenges and opportunities since when perceptions change one no more perceives a problem as a problem. When perceptions change reality may also change because the external world is merely a reflection of the inner world. Higher perceptions and positive emotions create a more successful and fulfilling life.

Effort does have a role in the Oneness Blessing. While effort in the form of introspection, contemplation, asking the right question, having an intent, external doing etc. is also essential. The role of effort in this context is analogous to a plane speeding on a runway to take off, but the actual take-off also demands an appropriate wind current. The Oneness Blessing is like the current that finally lifts the plane off the ground.

These are some of the common benefits in receiving a Oneness Blessing as reported by the recipients. One can experience greater effects of it with prolonged exposure.

· Awakens creative potentials, abilities and intelligence

· Increases ability to learn

· Resolves inner conflict leading to inner peace and harmony

· Brings love to relationships

· Heals emotional hurts and reduces thought burden

· Evokes affection, friendship and a sense of connectedness with the other.

· Awakens compassion

· Infuses vitality

· Heals the body by healing the mind

· Relaxes the body and relieves stress

· Helps build love and appreciation for the body

· Invokes auspicious energies

· Removes blocks that hinder success

· Makes possible a mental frame for abundance

· Initiates a journey into experiencing unconditional love and joy

· Initiates a journey into Awakening and God-Realization

SCIENCE

What does science say?

Scientists in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and the U.S.A. have measured the affect of Oneness Blessing on the balance of electromagnetic impulses emitted by the brain. They have determined that within thirty seconds of a Oneness Blessing transmission the activity of the parietal lobes, as well as the brain stem and limbic system, becomes quieter and more balanced, while the activity of the frontal lobes increases. These findings are identical to measurements of long term Tibetan meditators conducted at the University of Pennsylvania. Furthermore, the effects of Oneness Blessing are cumulative; the more Oneness Blessing a person receives, the more balanced the brain becomes. A group from Princeton University is establishing a laboratory on the Oneness University campus to study and observe the Oneness Blessing process.

These kinds of changes in the brain’s activity, especially when they are cumulative, affects every area of a person’s life; physical health, personal relationships, creativity and business, as well as an individual’s relationship to religion, society and the planet as a whole.

WHAT IS THE ONENESS BLESSING

What is Deeksha (Oneness Blessing)?

Deeksha is a transference of divine energy from the divine to the human.

Deeksha is the phenomenon where the divine reaches out to man and the person who is giving deeksha is making himself or herself available to the divine and he becomes an instrument. It looks like in the last two years there is been greater divine intervention in human lives and that is the phenomenon of the deeksha. Probably the best word used to be other word phenomenon. It is a phenomenon.

Now, you also said, deeksha itself a kind of intelligence. It knows where it has to go. There are three things occurring. The intelligence of the deeksha, where it wants to go, also the intent of the deeksha receiver, intent of deeksha giver. What happens if all these don’t match up? Deeksha intelligence going one way and intent in another way which one will be senior?

Deeksha would be senior. But, the effect is reduced up. Let us say you are a doctor and you know that the heart has got to be opened up. That is your intent. Now, How to open up the heart is you have no idea. But, deeksha’s intelligence knows how to open up the heart. So, it works. Suppose in case you do not know still it is there open up, may not be fully you know. Your strong intent whole this heart is open up. So, deeksha goes in exactly that. How it does that; it has intelligence.

Could explain significance subjective experience during the deeksha?

Bhagavan: I think there are basically three factors involved. One is the person receiving the deeksha. Another is the person giving the deeksha. Third is divine itself.

We have noticed sometimes people who we thought would make very little progress making dramatic progress. We heard instances of people sleeping through courses and become enlightened. So we really cannot comment on the person you know. It is also depends upon the person who is giving deeksha and then there is of course divine which is the ultimate source of all this and whatever the divine decides it happens. We have had people who might call immoral people, people who are not right kind people to receive deeksha. But, they ended up as the most transformed people. So, we really could not judge on those matters. But, we can as a rule say that it depends upon how receptive you are, what your beliefs are, what your conditions and the quality of the person giving deeksha and the above what divine chooses for the day and for the person.

CHAPTER 4

SUFFERING

The Awakened One suffers, therefore there is no suffering. The unawakened one moves away from the suffering, therefore there is suffering.

The root cause of all suffering is a sense of separate existence. We have a divisive consciousness that perceives things as the me and the not me, the mine and the not mine, as my people and yours, as my nation and yours. Having divided all things we feel threatened by the other. Fear in turn breeds war, conflict and further forms of violence. Are we then beyond redemption? Are we to remain a bunch of pessimistic philosophers or apathetic onlookers bemoaning our collective doom? Not necessarily.

We as a race are on the brink of a colossal transition from one of separation to that of oneness. We would awaken from darkness to light, from untruth to truth. We would realize the oneness of all living things. Though each of us made lead different lives, located away from each other in space and time, we are biologically, emotionally and spiritually one.

There is only one body. What happens to the animals in the seas happens to us, men and women. What happens to forests happens to us in our bodies. Since our bodies and the trees are made of the same earth, are not our bodies moving clay forms endowed with intelligence?

A conscientious effort at healing the earth would manifest as the ultimate healing of our own bodies. There is only one mind. This is the mind that has flowed through our forefathers, us, and would in turn continue to live through our children and their progeny.

The collective torment or fear suffered by our own brethren in one part of the world would manifest as sleeping or waking nightmares to someone elsewhere in the world. Our pleasures and pains are interminably interlinked.

We are one and cannot continue to live any further in an illusion of separation. There is only one consciousness. We live in a holographic universe. Every individual awakening to oneness is automatically affecting a few thousand people, pushing them towards the only sane, alternative way of experiencing reality.

Our experience of reality having changed, we would go on to discovering newer ways of living and loving

WHEN YOU SAY I'M SUFFERING

Whenever you say I am suffering, it means that you are running away from suffering. Because if you could turn around and confront the suffering, soak in it, embrace it, fall in love with it, be with it, accept it, do all these things.

Then see for yourself what happens!

The best thing is to embrace it and the strangest part is you will find sooner or later you will develop this art and every time suffering comes, you would embrace it and it becomes joy.

The first thing is seeing. When it comes to inner problems or inner growth or spiritual progress, you have to learn the art of seeing. What is there is not important for us, but you must ‘see' what is there.

The key thing here is you have to get into a state where seeing is occurring all the time. When seeing happens, all suffering ceases because to see is to be free. There is no effort involved, there is no time involved.

Confronting your self-centeredness, though the word is misleading, it simply means that you just become aware that this is what you really are and you never thought that you are that. It is so and it is there, that is all. The mere seeing is sufficient.

MISERY OF SELF

What is there to your life? As far as God is concerned you are merely existing, you are not living.

You exist because you are afraid to die. What is there to your life, other than the terrible struggles?

Because you are there, in your being there is unhappiness. Not that you are unhappy. No. You = unhappiness. That is your condition. So, what is enlightenment? It is wiping out the ‘you'. You receive Oneness Blessing= Diksha and wipe the you out. If you are gone, you will still be very functional. The memory is there, you can do everything you are doing, only much better. Since you are not there, what is there is joy, is happiness, is love. We want people to be happy. What should we do? We should erase you. Once ‘you' are gone, it does not matter who you are, what you are, what is there is only joy and happiness.

Please get the whole thing straight. We are not asking you to be free of the self. We are only asking you to be conscious of the self. Helping you to be free of the self is God’s business. You couldn't do that.

What the Divine is trying to give you is the Oneness state. In that state, there is no sense of separateness, there is only connectedness. The whole problem with mankind is, people do not feel connected. Basically there is no transformation in man, there is tremendous misery and all this is out of a sense of separateness. You are destroying yourself because you are not able to handle this misery in you. So, this is the condition.

You have to lose the sense of separation and you have to feel connected. First you start with your own family, then the world, the you, extend it to the animals, the plants and then finally to God. That is why we use the word oneness. When we speak of oneness with God, we mean actually becoming one with God.

QUESTIONS

The outer life is getting more and more difficult. The difficulties seem to accelerate. What does help us, what do we need, when there are doubts and disbelief?

Outer life is going to become more and more difficult, as also inner life. The easiest way out is to have the Divine in your life. If the Divine becomes your friend, you will be able to face the crises very, very easily. What is now most important is to get the Divine into your life.

You teach us that this body is not mine, but then who is suffering and experiencing the pain in the body. This physical pain doesn’t let one concentrate on the prayer or meditation. The pain wears me out, it limits my abilities, obscures my consciousness and impedes the awakening; that is that’s me who is suffering, isn’t it. If I am not this body, if this body is not mine, then why do I suffer from this physical pain in the body? Please dear Bhagavan, could you tell me what I am doing wrong and what is the right way? And if it is possible, please bless me to be healed. I am grateful to You for everything, my beloved Bhagavan.

If you clearly realize your body is not your body, then there is no physical suffering for you. But for you that is not the truth. For you the truth is your body is your body. That being the case, when the body suffers you suffer because you identified yourself with the body. But when you realize your body is not your body, your mind is not your mind, your thoughts are not your thoughts then there is no suffering. You cannot get there through any effort. It has to happen to you. When it happens to you, you discover who you are. You will discover that you are the Universe itself; that you are everything that you call yourself; that is the Oneness we are talking about.

SUFFERING IS IN PERCEPTION NOT IN FACT

Can you give us more clarity of suffering is not in the fact but the perception.

See do animals have suffering at all?

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